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Old 06-12-2017
Streak Streak is offline
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Default Mile inconsistency

A couple of times a year I swim a continuous 1650 yards just to see how I'm doing. I did not intend doing one today but after the first 2 lengths I thought I would just give it a go. So with no real warm up I just go ton with it.

I felt like the pace was quite good and started feeling a bit winded towards the end even though my splits for the last few 25's were not too bad.

Now I can assume that the Garmin swim correctly measures the beginning and end times so my 28:19 for today is probably correct. However I am surprised as to how variable each 25 was, almost no consistency at all unless of course the swim is not properly registering the start of each 25. I was not using the TT as I think it would drive me crazy over so many lengths.

I was a bit disappointed that I did not get close to my PB of 27:45 but I put that down to fitness as the pool was closed for an extended period during which I only walked as exercise.

I have included a link to the workout below. Click around until you get to the intervals to see what I am talking about.

https://connect.garmin.com/modern/ac...bed/1793466537
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I too am always surprised at the variability my Garmin gives. Some of the times and stroke counts are clearly wrong but I can't figure out why.

Does your Garmin give the same inconsistencies for shorter swims, say 400m?
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Yes.
I often do 2 sets of 6x100 and find quite a bit if variation there too.
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Old 06-15-2017
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IMHO, a Garmin is too unreliable for lap swimming. If you want accurate lap splits, you're best to use a SportCount finger stop watch. The red or blue version will work.

https://www.sportcount.com/products.php?category_id=1
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